See how the Casper and GhostBed mattresses line up in a side-by-side comparison.
The Casper and the GhostBed mattresses have more in common than their spooky names, including their high-quality memory foam layers and medium-firm firmness level, which is about 6.5/10 on the firmness scale and suits all sleep positions.
The main difference between these mattresses is the materials. The GhostBed offers extra bounce and cooling with their latex layer. The gel memory foam layer provides extra cooling and cushioned support. The Casper is an all-foam mattress that uses aerated foam and zoned support to give you a cool, cozy night’s sleep. So which mattress is for you? Read our comprehensive comparison to decide.
Affordable latex mattress
Medium-firm - firm: 6.5/10
Latex mattress with gel memory foam
20-year limited warranty
Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper
Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
The GhostBed and Casper mattresses are nearly identical in dimensions and size. The only difference is that Casper’s Twin XL mattress is 1 inch wider than GhostBed’s Twin XL. Height difference? Take a look at the mattress dimensions.
|Twin||39″ x 75″||39″ x 75″|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||39″ x 80″|
|Full||54″ x 75″||54″ x 75″|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||60″ x 80″|
|King||76″ x 80″||76″ x 80″|
|California King||72″ x 84″||72″ x 84″|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
No matter how you look at the numbers, the GhostBed and the Casper are both reasonably priced. Casper’s mattresses are slightly more expensive about 50% of the time, although their Twin XL is significantly lower priced than GhostBed’s. Both companies also offer financing, so whichever bed you choose, you don’t have to wait to purchase.
Our evaluation breaks down each mattress’s strengths and weak spots. Take a look to learn why Casper beat out GhostBed in the final score.
|Motion Transfer Test||7.5||8|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||9.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||6.5||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||7.5||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||6||9|
If we’re going by the numbers, Casper outranks GhostBed in the total score and several individual categories; however, the GhostBed has many strengths to spotlight. When deciding between the two, consider your sleep style, cooling, and buying experience.
Both mattresses in this comparison are medium-firm, meaning they’re about right in the middle, which works for all sleep styles. Some consumers call medium-firm the “Goldilock’s” level of firmness, meaning it’s not too hard and not too soft. Generally, medium-firm mattresses provide enough support for back and stomach sleepers and enough cushion for side sleepers.
In this case, we recommend the Casper for side sleepers. It received an 8.5/10 on pressure point relief, compared to GhostBed’s average 6.5/10. Pressure relief is extra important for those putting weight on their shoulders and hips. Casper also received a 9.5/10 on spinal alignment, while GhostBed earned 7.5/10. Side sleeping has the potential to cause extra strain on the spine, so staying aligned through the night helps to prevent back pain.
Both beds are great choices for stomach and back sleepers because these positions need a firmer feel. Stomach sleepers especially need to avoid sinking into their bed, which can increase contortion of their neck and spine. The GhostBed and Casper each offer denser supportive layers and cushioning comfort layers. Finally, combination sleepers will probably want to opt for the Casper, since many combination sleepers end up on their side at least once during the night.
While the GhostBed and Casper both spotlight their cooling technologies, GhostBed earned a higher score on our cooling evaluation with an 8.5/10. That means our testers thought it helped regulate their temperatures a little better than the Casper. The Casper earned 7/10, meaning it offers average temperature regulation.
For these reasons, we recommend the GhostBed for sleepers who run hot. This can also include couples, whose dual body heat tends to amplify the overall temperature beneath the sheets. The scores are relatively close, so you get at least some cooling with either mattress choice.
Buying experience can make the difference between being stuck with a bed you don’t love and finding the exact right fit for you. Both Casper and GhostBed improve their shopper’s buying experience by offering sleep trials, free shipping, free returns, and optional set-up services.
Casper ships your new mattress for free within 1-2 days of ordering. UPS typically delivers your mattress within 2-7 business days. They give you 100 days to trial your new bed, but ask that you allow 30 days before requesting a free return and full refund. They also offer in-home delivery and set-up for $100 (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and $75 in Los Angeles or New York City. For an extra $50, they’ll remove and dispose of your old mattress, as well.
GhostBed outdoes Casper’s sleep trial by a single day. You get 101 days to test your new mattress. Their shipping is also a bit quicker than Casper’s,you can have your GhostBed mattress in 3-5 days with free shipping. They also offer in-home set-up and old mattress removal for $199.
Lastly, both mattresses were fairly easy to unbox. The Casper took around 4 hours to fully inflate and there was mild off-gassing, but it was gone after a few hours. The GhostBed only took 2 minutes to set up. There was also some off-gassing that dissipated within a few hours. We recommend airing out the room where you set up your new mattress until any scents are gone before putting on your sheets.
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